The whole world runs on perceptions and also superstitions, which of them are true and which of them are not? Is Friday the 13th really an unlucky day? Have you had a very unlucky experience on such a day? Some might say they have, others like Silvia Rolfe might say she rose above superstition and that day became actually her luckiest day. How lucky? The luck worth one million dollars!
“I’ve never won anything, so I may as well play on Friday the 13th,” she recalled thinking.
She bought the winning ticket at Nelson’s Feed, 10019 Cox Road in Ford, Virginia. When she scratched the ticket and realized it was a $1 million winner, she didn’t make a fuss. She reacted almost as if nothing had happened.
“I showed it to the clerk. He was more happy than I was,” she said about her immediate reaction. “Then I went about my business.”
Silvia lost no time in being in shock; she went straight to the Lottery Headquarters to claim what was hers on such an epic day. She had a choice of taking the full $1 million over 25 years or a one-time cash option of $653,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. In addition, the store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Subscription Ticket Wins Mega Millions! Lottery numbers
Patricia Williams of Woodbridge is a very lucky person, not only has she matched the first five Mega Million numbers to win the game’s $250,000 second prize but she didn’t even had to go out to buy the ticket. And as if that is not enough she was called directly by Virginia Lottery officials to give her the amazing news! Talk about VIP treatment.
“I don’t believe it!” Ms. Williams exclaimed when Virginia Lottery officials called her with the good news.
Patricia Williams is a Virginia Lottery subscriber; this allows her to purchase the ticket directly from the Virginia Lottery for multiple drawings. For this drawing she chose her lucky numbers based on family birthdays. Subscriptions are offered by the Virginia Lottery for Mega Millions and Win for Life.